Grand Valley State University (GVSU) is a leading public liberal arts university located in Allendale, Michigan, USA.

The University is accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools (NCA). The College of Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). The master of public administration (MPA) program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA). The occupational therapy program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). The University is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music.

Ranking Profile:

- Grand Valley State University is ranked 37th among Tier 1 Regional Universities (Midwest) by US News 2012.

- The University is listed as one of America's Best Colleges in 2010 by Forbes magazine. The list is based on quality of education and student achievement and experiences.

- Grand Valley State University has been ranked the top "up and coming" institution in the Midwest by U.S. News (2010). Of the 70 that received the most nominations, Grand Valley is ranked No. 1 in the Midwest, ahead of Xavier University, Butler University, Truman State University and Alverno College.

- Listed one of the best universities in the Midwest according to The Princeton Review (2009).

- It has been named one of America's 100 Best College Buys by Institutional Research and Evaluation, Inc.

- Grand Valley State University was named one of the country's most environmentally responsible colleges, according to The Princeton Review. It was selected to be included in “The Princeton Review's Guide to 286 Green Colleges”.

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World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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